Cape Verde destination information

All you need to know before visiting Cape Verde

Cape Verde summary

Cape Verde is a small country with around 531K Cape Verdean. Official language is Portuguese. Cape Verde uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC-01:00. Currency used in Cape Verde is Cabo Verde Escudo (CVE).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 33
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 156

ATMs in Cape Verde are Common. Internet speed in Cape Verde is on average 4.5 Mbps.

🏙️ Praia
🗣️ Portuguese
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 531K ☀️ ~23 °C 🌧 ~33 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 4k km2 (2k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
📧 Cape Verdean visa Online
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Cape Verde uses 230V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type F.

Languages 🗣️

  • Portuguese


Currency 💱

1 CVE = 0.01 USD

Cape Verde uses the Cape Verdean escudo (symbol: $), code CVE.Banknotes come in denominations of 5000, 2000, 1000, 500 and 200 escudos. Escudo is subdivided into 100 centavos. Coins come in denominations of 200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 escudos.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Cape Verde. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Cape Verde uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Cape Verde upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Emergency Calls 🚨

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Ambulance :


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Calling ☎️


To call Cape Verde, dial +, then 238 (the country code for Cape Verde), then the area code and the local number.


For local calls within Cape Verde, start with the area code. In the case above area code is 2 .

international: + 238 2 1234567
calling local: 2 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Cape Verde is on average 4.5 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Cape Verde is low. It is not as easy to find one.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 1,809.95 CVE, which includes 6 GB of data plan. You can choose from 2 telecoms: CV Móvel or t+ (Unitel T-Mais).


Rules 🚗

Limits 🚦


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Cape Verdean visa Online

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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Cape Verdean embassies

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